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patronymic

pat·ro·nym·ic

patronymic

pronunciation:
pae tr nI mihk
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part of speech: noun
definition: a name derived from the name of a male forebear.
derivation: patronymically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word patronymic contains the following parts:
onym Greek root that means name, word
synonyms:
onomas, onomat, nom1, nomin, nomen
 
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater